Spring School in Business 2009

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17th-18th April, 2009

Multimedia Library, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Zattere-Dorsoduro 1392, 30123- Venice

The Spring School in Business is addressed mainly to students that have obtained their "laurea magistrale" in recent years, are interested in research in the areas of management studies and consider potential enrolment in a PhD program. In particular, the School will address issues related to how knowledge from distant domains can be recombined and integrated - a process central to strategy, innovation management, knowledge management, and the design of innovative forms of collaboration. The School will bring together international speakers at the frontier of research in such domains with teachers and researchers of the PhD program in Business of the Scuola Superiore di Economia (SSE).  It will cover themes of major interest to students of innovation and strategy, organizations and human resource management, management accounting, new product development and knowledge management.


17th of April, 2009

10.00: Welcome

10.30: Anna Comacchio & Massimo Warglien, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
“ Understanding knowledge combination”.

12:30 group work

13.30-14.30 Lunch

15.00: Gerard George, Imperial College London, UK
“Knowledge combination and dynamic capabilities”

18th of April 2009

9.00: Carlo Bagnoli & Marco Vedovato, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
“Analyzing cognitive distance between managers”

11.00: Bart Nooteboom, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
“Cognitive distance and innovation”


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:Admission to the Spring School will be granted on the basis of successful applications for a maximum of 30 students per School. Separate applications are required for either school. Simultaneous applications to more than one school are possible. Applicants will be selected on the ground of their curriculum. 10 applicants, per school from outside the Ca' Foscari University of Venice will be offered accommodation (hotel) and lunches by the SSE. Applicants will be selected on the ground of their curriculum - see link below for application instructions.

TIMELINES:The deadline to apply is: 29th of March 2009;EXTENDED TO 3rd of April 2009 Confirmation of acceptance to participate will be comunicated by 5th of April 2009:

HOW TO APPLY: Please compile the application form (pdf downloadable) and send this together with your C.V. via email or fax to the Spring School Secretariat.

Email: sse@unive.it or via fax to +39 041 234 9176 by the 29th of March, 2009 - EXTENDED TO 3rd of April 2009